SmartPass, the mobile contactless payments services developed by Vodafone with Visa has quietly been launched in the UK following several global rollouts.
Vodafone customers with NFC handsets can download the Wallet app from their appropriate app stores and set up a SmartPass account. Customers without NFC capability will have the option to order a SmartPass sticker to affix to their mobile phones to make payments.
Users can make transactions under £20 at any of the 300,000 retailers that display the Visa and contactless payment logos.
Customers will also be able to make use of paying for public transport across the Transport for London network which recently installed contactless terminals across its service.
Vodafone first launched SmartPass in early 2012 with rollouts in Spain, the Netherlands and Germany.